UNM Los Alamos

College and Career Readiness Program

College and Career Readiness Program

The Adult Learning Center (ALC) provides services in a campus-based learning center and is designed to improve the educational level of adults, out-of-school youth, and non-English speaking persons sixteen (16) years of age and older. Eligible students are individuals seeking to prepare for life, work, or post-secondary education with skill levels below the college level and who have the ability to benefit from the instruction.

The UNM-Los Alamos Adult Learning Center provides free classes, instructional materials, tutoring, and a computer practice lab for learning English as a Second Language (ESL), preparation for a high school equivalency credential, and preparation for college and a career. Services include instruction in reading, writing, and math, all levels of ESL instruction, and introduction to essential job skills for the workforce. 

You may download and print the enrollment form from the link below. Fill it out and bring it with to your class, or send it to nramirezaponte@unm.edu. Students need to now answer ALL questions, with the exception of social securityRegistration and enrollment is ongoing throughout the semester. New students are asked to take a placement test or pre-test when they come in to enroll for classes. 

Enrollment Forms

Underage Permission Form

High School Equivalency (HSE) Classes

  • Free non-credit education courses for students age 16 and older (students between the ages of 16–17 must have a completed Underage Permission Form to be admitted).
  • Home schooled students are welcome.
  • Students can take advantage of our HSE pre-testing, small group and individual instruction, tutor assistance (subject to volunteer tutor availability), computer practice, and independent study.
  • Students may be eligible for UNM's Bridge to Success Scholarship and New Mexico Lottery Scholarships after a New Mexico High School Equivalency Credential.
  • This class prepares students for either the HiSet or GED®. An explanation of how the two tests compare can be found here ( hed.state.nm.us/students-parents/high-school-equivalency/general-information-about-high-school-equivalency-tests-GED-hiset ).

High School Equivalency and Skills Building Classes Schedule

UNM- Los Alamos High School Equivalency (HSE) & Workskills Classes - SPRING 2023
Contact: cress@unm.edu
Classes Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
HSE
Zion church/Online

Claudia Ress
2:00 pm-4:00 pm 2:00 pm-4:00 pm
HSE
Zion church/UNM-LA

Claudia Ress
5:30 pm-7:30 pm 5:30 pm-7:30 pm 5:30 pm-7:30 pm

High School Equivalency
TBA

5:00 pm-7:00 pm 5:00 pm-7:00 pm 5:00 pm-7:00 pm 5:00 pm-7:00 pm
Office Hours
Madeline Hernandez
By appointment


English as a Second Language (ESL) Classes

Free English Classes!

  • Classes help students improve English conversation, writing, reading, listening and pronunciation skills.
  • Students also have the option of working with volunteer tutors (subject to availability) to strengthen their conversational skills.
  • Free use of textbooks and instructional materials. Computer lab practice programs available.

English as a Second Language Class Schedule

 

UNM-Los Alamos English as a Second Language (ESL) Schedule - SPRING 2023
Contact: nramirezaponte@unm.edu
Classes Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Beginning ESL
Zion church/Online

Claudia Ress
10:00 am-12:00 pm 10:00 am-12:00 pm
Intermediate ESL
Zion church/UNM-LA

Claudia Ress
12:00 pm-2:00 pm 12:00 pm-2:00 pm 12:00 pm-2:00 pm
Citizenship - ESL
Beginner/Intermediate
Madeline Hernandez
5:00 pm-6:30 pm 5:00 pm-6:30 pm
Citizenship - ESL
Intermediate/Advanced
Madeline Hernandez
5:00 pm-6:30 pm 5:00 pm-6:30 pm

Intro to ESL
TBA

10:30 am-12:00 pm 10:30 am-12:00 pm 10:30 am-12:00 pm 10:30 am-12:00 pm
Beginning ESL
Christine Bernstein
9:00 am-10:30 am 9:00 am-10:30 am 9:00 am-10:30 am
12:30 pm-2:30 pm (Mesa Library/Claudia Ress)
9:00 am-10:30 am
Intermediate ESL
Catherine Ozment
10:30 am-12:00 pm 10:30 am-12:00 pm 10:30 am-12:00 pm
2:30 pm-4:30 pm (Mesa Library/Claudia Ress)
10:30 am-12:00 pm
Advanced ESL
Catherine Ozment
9:00 am-10:30 am 9:00 am-10:30 am 9:00 am-10:30 am 9:00 am-10:30 am
Beginning ESL
TBA
5:00 pm-6:30 pm 5:00 pm-6:30 pm
Intermediate ESL/Citizenship
TBA
5:00 pm-6:30 pm 5:00 pm-6:30 pm

Advanced ESL
TBA

5:00 pm-6:30 pm 5:00 pm-6:30 pm

English Club
TBA

10:00 am-12:00 pm
Office Hours
Madeline Hernandez
By appointment

 


College and Career Readiness Classes

  • Classes are designed to help students to improve their skill levels in math, reading, writing, and essential social emotional skills.
  • Books and classes are free.

UNM-Los Alamos Satellite Site Classes

The ALC also offers ESL classes in Bernalillo and Pojoaque,  and HSE (GED®) classes in Bernalillo, Pojoaque, the Delancey Street Foundation, Sangre de Cristo House, Cuba, and at Buffalo Thunder. 


For more information, please call 505-662-0338 or email  nramirezaponte@unm.edu.

UNM-LA Center Hours

Monday - Friday:
9:00 am-12:00 pm
1:00 pm-4:00 pm
Closed on holidays

Contact Information

4000 University Dr.
Los Alamos, New Mexico 87544
Phone: (505) 662–0338
Toll-Free: (505) 894–5919 ext. 338

Naly Ramirez-Aponte 
Adult Education Program Manager
Adult Learning Center
nramirezaponte@unm.edu
505-662-0338